Welcome to 5th Grade!

"Success is peace of mind knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming." -John Wooden


Welcome to 5th grade! It is hard to believe that the 2019-20 school year marks the seventh year of fifth graders at Negaunee Middle School. Personally, I know for a fact that you can be rest assured, that although the building may be different, your child's educational and social well-being will be top notch - as it always has been in Negaunee.

I am happy to welcome you to our class, and I encourage you to use this web page for weekly up-to-date notices of important events, what we will be covering in class, and other useful information. If you have difficulty visiting a computer on a weekly basis, or choose not to, I would encourage you to let me know and I can send home a hard-copy newsletter on a weekly basis, too.

My philosophy as a teacher is largely based on the quote you see on the top of this page. Each one of our children has a unique set of talents and abilities that will lead them to happiness if we only give them the opportunity. So often, I feel that we lose sight and only focus on "the winner", making excessive amounts of money, or trying to get ahead of our neighbor. In our class we will not dismiss or downgrade any personal definition of success, but we will emphasize doing everything in our power - focusing on what we can control - to ensure that we become our personal best.

On a lighter note, within the walls of our classroom we believe it is necessary to keep learning fun and make the content come to life, literally. So, please, click here to discover a major part of our curriculum that has become a favorite of my class two fifth grade classes that made them want to come to school each day and found it so hard to leave!